Pulp from Ence's mills in Pontevedra and Navia, Spain, receives Nordic Swan ecolabel for meeting requirements to mitigate climate change, especially limitation of CO2 emissions, as well as for energy efficiency, water usage, chemicals, raw materials

MADRID , April 7, 2014 (press release) – The ecolabel certify that the pulp from Pontevedra and Navia’s mill achieve the most exigent criteria of environmental respect.

Nordic Swan, the oficial ecolabel from Nordic countries, was established in 1989 to aim the sustainable consume, and is nowadays one of the most important and successful certification in the world.


Navia and Pontevedra’s Ence factories has obtained the prestigious ecological label Nordic Swan, that evaluates the environmental impact from products along its life cycle. After a rigorous and detailed process of evaluation, the Nordic ecolabel guarantees that Ence’s mill achieve the requirements to mitigate the climate change, with a special reference to the limitation of CO2 emissions. In addition, the certification of environmental sustainability has required the depth evaluation from Nordic Swan to energetic efficiency, water consume, as well as the chemical and raw materials used in the productive process in Navia and Pontevedra.

Nordic Swan is the official ecolabel from Nordic countries and was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers, composed of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Island and Norway, to contribute to the responsible consume. In this way, the ecolabel tries to help the costumers to adopt purchase decisions that respect the environment sustainability, especially from citizens from its countries; making that nowadays Nordic Swan is one of the most important labels in the world.

Navia and Pontevedra’s certification process has required a rigorous and detailed work of recompilation, data treatment and parametric analytics from the technics of quality and environment of the factories, and the exhaustive evaluation from the Nordic Swan’s auditors. Thanks to this work, extended along a year, Ence has obtained an international prestigious ecolabel for the pulp produced in its factories in Asturias and Galicia.

Ence is the first company from its sector in Europe for short fibre pulp’s production and the second in sales across the continent, where it achieves a market quota up to 15%. The company closed 2013 with a sells’ volume of more than 1.270.000 tons of pulp, 2% more than last year. Ence exported the 85% of its pulp’s sells.

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